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What is Diabetes? Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic condition where our cells cannot effectively convert sugar (glucose) into energy. When our bodies cannot maintain healthy levels of glucose, which is our main source of energy, excessive amounts of unused glucose are stored. This can lead to health impacts later in life, such as an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, kidney and eye issues, as well as foot complications. How...

As discussed in previous blogs, ankle sprains are not injuries that fully heal once the pain has subsided. A full rehabilitation program is essential to ensure that the muscles around the affected ligaments are strong enough to aid the ligament in healing, since ligaments have a poor vascular supply compared to muscles and bony structures. This will ensure that your lateral ligaments strong enough to resist inversion forces at your...

Most of us have experienced that feeling of rolling our ankles. It often occurs unexpectedly, then causes a lot of pain and discomfort that stops us doing what we love. We might ice our ankles for a few days, seek some treatment in the hope that it will go away. Once the pain subsides, we go back to doing what we normally do, only for the same ankle to...

What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury that occurs when your foot rolls inwards or outwards, causing you to fall and overstretch the structures on that aspect of your foot. This can occur while missing a step while walking downstairs or tripping over an object on the ground. More commonly, an outwards ankle sprain occurs, called a lateral ankle sprain, leading to injuries to your ligaments and...

The prevalence of bunions, formally known as Hallicus Abductovalgus, is ever growing in Australia. With almost a quarter of the population between the ages of 18-65 stating that they experience some sort of deviation or pain in the first toe joint and over 35% in the population of 65+ (Nix, Sheree, Bill 2010). But why does the prevalence of bunions continue to rise, especially so in females compared to males...